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GLENN: Going to Cleveland and Chrissy. Hello, Chrissy, welcome to the Glenn Beck program
CALLER: I used to be a scumbag and now I'm a mom of three.
GLENN: Hello, scumbag, welcome to the program.
CALLER: I have never in my life gone online, met a stranger and then invited them over to my house to watch TV. And my husband's looking at me like I'm walking around in a Wookie costume.
CALLER: And I just need some reassurance that Friday this isn't like the Guinness Book of World's Record attempt for the world's largest punt because my husband will never let me live this down.
GLENN: I will tell you, nowhere did I have to tell you that your husband may be onto something, nor did I suggest that you get people -- you know, you go to a website and just start calling people and saying, "Come over to my house." That may not be the best idea.
CALLER: Well, no, I'm going to meetup, it's all through meetup. I'm Chrissy from Worcester and you're invited to watch TV. And I don't know, there's something a little odd about that, but I'm in for it. But my husband thinks I'm an idiot.
GLENN: You very well may be. Did you have any -- are they invited over to your house?
GLENN: Did you have any --
CALLER: I have a cool house.
GLENN: -- conversations with these people?
CALLER: Yes, I did.
GLENN: Do you know anything about them?
GLENN: What do you know about them?
CALLER: I called them on the phone. Still, it really isn't sanity, you know.
GLENN: This really is on the edge. Stu?
STU: Chrissy, they have things called restaurants. You can meet them at a public place. You don't have to invite --
CALLER: Oh, you haven't seen my children in a restaurant. That would be awful.
CALLER: Besides, I have a totally cool house. So --
STU: I'm sure it's cool.
GLENN: I'm sure that makes it even better for the people you are inviting to come over from the website!
STU: Have you ever watched 20/20? You are talking about, don't worry, it know at about big deal that I'm inviting people over to my house because it's a great house.
GLENN: Don't worry, it's totally cool. I've got so much cool stuff!
STU: I have so much stuff that can fit in their pockets.
GLENN: They are going to love it. Well, I -- the safe I'm going to leave open, I just have oodles of cash there. They can look at all the pictures of the presidents.
CALLER: You are going to have a good show, right? This is a --
GLENN: I hope we're going to have a good show. Now the pressure's really on. We've got Chrissy in Cleveland who's, you know, being robbed and tied up, you know.
CALLER: Well, just, you know, I'll be 85 at the nursing home and my husband's going to be, "Remember that time you invited all the weirdos to the house?"
GLENN: Now, is he going to be home?
GLENN: No! I'm taking that as a no.
GLENN: Chrissy, Chrissy, go out this week and buy yourself a gun. Trust me.
CALLER: I have some.
STU: Let me ask you this, Chrissy. Does your home happen to have the word "Institution" after it?
CALLER: Actually my home used to be a school, like a big school.
STU: What is going on in the background? Do you have a zoo? This is the craziest phone call I've ever heard.
CALLER: It does look rather institutional.
GLENN: Okay, but it's cool.
GLENN: I'm going to put you on hold.
GLENN: I'm going to get your name and address because I need you to sign a release form when you try to sue me for all the things that could happen next week.
CALLER: Well, you'll get my children.
GLENN: Oh. No, no. No, no. Hey, maybe you could sue me for my children. Chrissy, thank you so much for calling and best of luck.
CALLER: Thank you very much.
GLENN: I mean that, really.
STU: The Glenn Beck program does not advise you to invite random people over to your house with no protection.
GLENN: I want you to know I never suggested that. That's insanity.
Let me go to Randy in Kansas City. Hello, Randy.
CALLER: Thanks for taking my call.
GLENN: You bet.
CALLER: Chrissy, is it okay if I bring my goat? No, seriously, Mr. Beck, I want to thank you for what you're doing. I was one of the ones that was ready to unplug after the first of the year. I had had enough. You've given us some hope with WE Surround Them and what you're doing and your sense of humor, which is a little odd at times. But that keeps us listening. I don't know how you do it day in and day out. I know you made that comment a couple of months ago. It would drive me nuts. But I am impressed and I want to thank you for what you are doing.
GLENN: Well, thank you very much. It is -- I do it because this is my, this is my part just like you do your part. We all have to do it. We all have our role to play. We're all here for a reason. I'm lucky enough to have a great staff and great people and great listeners. But I tell you, this project that we're really unveiling next week, this is the opportunity, as I see it, this is the opportunity for you to be able to have a way to connect, a way to vent, a way to, you know, move, a way to do the things and figure out what you believe and connect with other people. And that's really what it's going to come down to is just a couple of basic points. You know, what do you believe and how many people believe it with you; are you alone. And the answer is you're not alone but you right now I think are surrounded by a lot of people that think they know what they believe but their feet aren't in cement because nobody's poured cement around those feet for a very long time. You know, I'm -- how old are you, Randy?
CALLER: I'm 48.
GLENN: Okay, I'm 45. So, you know, we're basically the same age. When we grew up, they already weren't really teaching history. But what they're now teaching is so far away from the truth, you just wouldn't even recognize it anymore.
Did anybody hear the story of the books in California where they are now favoring Islam over Christianity? I mean, it's amazing. And we look at our culture and we say, well, why are we in so much trouble.
CALLER: Well, now, what about -- they were all hollering about separation of church and state.
GLENN: No, it's just Christianity and state really.
CALLER: Oh, okay, I'm sorry.
GLENN: That you will it really is.
CALLER: My bad.
GLENN: Look, how many times -- do you have kids, Randy?
CALLER: Yes, sir, I have one.
GLENN: Okay. How many -- if I had a dollar for every time I had a parent call me or write me and tell me that their kids had to do a Ramadan thing where they had to dress up, they had to go through some of the rituals, they did this, you know, they talked about fasting and everything else, if I had a dollar, well, I'd probably only have about $100. But the point is I hear it all the time. And I don't have a problem with that. I have no problem with that. But don't tell me that we can't sing a song about the baby Jesus being born at Christmastime.
CALLER: You know, one of the things that I have noticed, it seems like a lot of the liberals, they put emotion over logic. There's a young black lady that I work with -- I'm a blue-collar worker -- she made the comment that us white guys are screwed everything up. And I was absolutely dumbfounded. I had no reply on that one.
GLENN: Well, I will. It's either tonight or it's going to be Monday on the TV show, but I have a response to that one and I'll share it with you then.
Let me just leave you with this. Everybody is working on emotion right now and that is the point. We've got to root ourselves in principles. If you don't know what your principles are, if you're running, you know, you're running a 7-11 and the back has to be cleaned up and everything's got to be stacked up, if you didn't know what your principles were, if you walk back there and you said, "Everybody, we've got to clean this up! The boss is coming, quick! Clean this up!" If you didn't know what your principles were, everyone would go and clean that up. Meanwhile there would be people stealing from the front of the store or you wouldn't be making any sales because your principle had been forgotten that we are here to sell things to customers. You've got to know what your principles are and then order things based around those principles.